It’s the day before THE WEEKEND!
The weekend of my open studio tour. (North Shore Art Crawl, number 39 on the map, find more into here)
I’ve been busy with my usual art, and, while the song birds never stick around for long before someone claims them, I do have some earlier pieces. I love it because I can see how much my art has changed.
Practise and painting every day is like storing up money in my artist piggy bank.
When I practice, I usually just play in my sketchbooks. You know I love to try new things which are not my usual watercolour or oil work. You know I’ll tackle anything from medieval illuminated lettering to wood carving.
So for our art challenge Piggy Bank, thank you so much for hosting Carole, I painted this little happy pig in a new art journal/sketch book, (made from an old atlas), with acrylics and loose, colourful brush strokes.
I loved every minute of it.
Just like I’ll love every minute of my open studio weekend.
It’s a complete unknown to me. There might be some people visiting and there might not, we shall see, but whatever happens, there will be hot tea, twinkly lights, warmth and soft music, and a lot of fun things to do in my studio this weekend.
There are plenty of beautiful pieces of ephemera, watercolours, pens and pencils on hand if anyone would like to try their hand at working with it.
And I’ve got lots of paintings which need to be worked on.
So just before I go I thought I’d leave you with this wonderful little 2 minute video summing up how an artist’s creative piggy bank works, and remember to pop over to Carole’s this weekend for more artistic ideas you can save in your piggy bank.
Wish me luck!